Karachi – Saleem Shahzad announces to form new party

Saleem Shahzad announces to form new party

Pakistan Press Club – Karachi

KARACHI: Apparently after failing to land an attractive offer from his former colleagues, ex-Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader, Saleem Shahzad, has announced to form his own party and partake in the upcoming general elections. Shahzad announced the plan while talking to journalists at the city courts after attending the hearing of a case against him.

Shahzad said his party would also field candidates in other constituencies of the city. Saying “ his doors will be open for everyone,” he however cautioned “there will be no one in the party with a criminal background including china cutting and targeted killings or those who have now been dry cleaned,” he said, hitting at his former colleagues with Farooq Sattar-led Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan and Mustafa Kamal–led Pak Sarzameen Party.

He also announced to hold a public gathering of his party, which is yet to be formally made and named, in Orangi Town on December 16 and participate in the upcoming polls from a constituency in the same area.

A week after the MQM founder speech that stirred a hornet’s nest in Pakistan, Shahzad announced to return to Pakistan to strengthen the MQM’s breakaway faction, MQM Pakistan, led by party leader Farooq Sattar.


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